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Science  29 Jan 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5402, pp. 629b
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5402.629b

Ten young (or youngish) researchers in North America and Europe will each get $1 million for research from the St. Louis-based McDonnell Foundation, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founder's birth in April. The winners, chosen from 250 applicants, are:

Radio astronomer John Carlstrom, 39, University of Chicago; astrophysicist Christopher William Stubbs, 38, University of Washington, Seattle; ecosystems modeler Mercedes Pascual, 38, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute; climate modeler Stefan Rahmstorf, 38, Potsdam (Germany) Institute for Climate Impact Research; philosopher of science Kathleen Akins, 40, Simon Fraser University (Canada); medical historian Keith Wailoo, 36, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; cognitive neuroscientist Stanislas Dehaene, 33, INSERM (France); chimp researcher Daniel Povinelli, 34, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette; human geneticist Wendy Bickmore, 37, Medical Research Council, Toronto (Canada); geneticist and physicist Leonid Kruglyak, 34, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle.

All applicants had to write long essays expounding on the significance of their work. Says McDonnell program director Susan Fitzpatrick, “We hope the recipients will become spokespersons in their respective fields.”

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